WICHITA, KS, April 10, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Improper bite can bite back at a patient's oral health. Why? An irregular bite means the bottom and top teeth aren't properly aligned, which means a patient has an overbite or underbite. Mismatched teeth can be treated with orthodontics. And it's important to seek care because misaligned teeth can cause irritation for the jaw's temporomandibular joints (TMJ). And fixing the bite issue is the first step to fixing other indicators of malocclusion, such as spaced and crowded teeth.
"An improper bite and spacing issues can spell trouble for a patient's oral health. The primary reason orthodontic devices were invented was to treat the underlying effects of malocclusion, not for esthetic purposes. That's just a bonus of having straight teeth. For patients who want an esthetically pleasing treatment choice and effective treatment, Invisalign is an option to consider," says Dr. Mason, Wichita cosmetic dentist.
Invisalign treats a number of bite problems, including underbite, overbite and crossbite. The aligners are also invisible, which is a plus in many patients' books. It's also convenient that Invisalign is removable, so brush and flossing teeth is simpler.
If a patient has too many teeth erupted, he/she may need to get some teeth extracted before continuing orthodontic treatment. Spacing can be fixed as long as a patient completes his/her treatment course.
A properly aligned jaw and teeth makes it easier to clean between teeth and gumline; plus, fixed jaw movement will alleviate stress and irritation of TMJ.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Mason's Wichita dentistry office, call (316) 685-5321. Go to www.masonandmasondentistry.com
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About Ted O. Mason, D.D.S:
Dr. Ted Mason graduated from Wichita State University in 1982 with Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree and was a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity and Dean's Honor Roll. He also graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1986. Dr. Mason is a recipient of the Outstanding Senior Award from the Academy of General Dentistry and one of the first three clinicians in the U.S. to begin utilization off the advanced CEREC 3 CAD/CAM restorative system. He is currently a member of the Wichita District Dental Society, the Kansas Dental Society, The American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Ted Mason is a recipient of the Dentist of the Year award by the Wichita District Dental Society in 2010.Media Contact:
Dr. Ted Mason
201 South Towne East Mall Drive
Wichita, KS 67207
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